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Master and Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Science (MChD/BChD, BSc)

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year students should have provided evidence of being able to:
- record and evaluate simple information acquired from a patient;
- demonstrate basic skills required for safe working with patients in a clinical environment;
- demonstrate basic life support skills;
- work with professionals complementary to dentistry;
- demonstrate a responsible approach to time management and an awareness of professional norms and boundaries;
- demonstrate the ability to reflect on their learning experiences and to begin to identify their strengths, weaknesses and learning goals;
- demonstrate and apply a basic, integrated understanding of applied sciences;
- search literature on a relevant topic, summarising data and communicating findings by simple and coherent argument;
- understand the concepts of health and disease;
- apply an understanding of scientific methods in published science relevant to dentistry by evaluating simple data, interpreting and evaluating underlying concepts.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the courses specified for this year of the programme:
- communication skills with patients and members of the dental team;
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility and professionalism through Personal and Professional Development.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the courses specified for the year and will include assessment through:
- demonstration of knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the study of Dentistry;
- submission of work that covers relevant areas;
- demonstration of emerging abilities, skills and competencies through engagement with simple clinical practice and working arrangements;
- demonstration of an ability to communicate effectively, whilst at a basic level.


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